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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby kitexpert » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:00 am

Even simpler one with 4 panels only. Good luck for the windwing project :thumb:

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Wingstu » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:47 am

That looks really good! I haven’t had the time to play with SP this weekend, but from what I’ve seen IT looks promising 😃

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Wingstu » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:46 am

Where I live, it is not easy to get hold of dacron. For a wing like this, could regular ripstop be OK for the leading edge?

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby kitexpert » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:08 pm

Wingstu wrote: Where I live, it is not easy to get hold of dacron. For a wing like this, could regular ripstop be OK for the leading edge?
No way, on the contrary thick LE must be done from good strong materials and with good workmanship. Wing has no bridle to support it so structure must be strong and stiff.
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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby Wingstu » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:28 am

I’ve found some PU coated polyester canvas I think can fit the bill 😉

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Re: WinGsurfing; surfplan help

Postby stevet25 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:58 pm

Interesting thread thanks

I have built a few very successful strutless kites using plans from PanTau at Wingworks - great thanks to him for sharing.

Thought it was time to have a dabble at self design, and Surfplan is the only platform available at the moment I think. Thought a wingsurfer would be a good introduction to the programme and this is what |I have come up with so far
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I would be really really grateful for any feedback to tweak before I print cut and sew. One particular concern I have is the profile highlighted by the green rings - I am struggling to work out how to flatten this out which seems the intuitive thing to do - any tips very welcome

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